AVID - Proven Achievement. Lifelong Advantage
Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID),
is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to closing the achievement
gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities.
By teaching and reinforcing academic behaviors and higher-level thinking at a young age, AVID Elementary teachers create a ripple effect in later grades. Elementary students develop the academic habits they will need to be successful in middle school, high school, and college, in an age-appropriate and challenging way. Children learn about organization, study skills, communication and self-advocacy. AVID Elementary students take structured notes, answer and ask high-level questions that go beyond routine answers.
The strong college-going culture on an AVID Elementary campus encourages students to think about their college and career plans. Schools cover their walls with college pennants and banners, and educators speak about their college experiences. College and careers are no longer foreign concepts, and teachers provide the academic foundation students need to be on a path for college and career success. AVID Elementary closes the opportunity gap before it begins.
Bragg, Furgeson, Hawaiian, Juarez, Melbourne, Palms, and Willow
Our nation's schools are full of students who possess a desire to go to college and the willingness to work hard, but many of them do not truly have the opportunity to be college-ready. These are often the students who will be the first in their families to attend college and are from groups traditionally underrepresented in higher education. AVID Secondary equips teachers and schools with what they need to help these students succeed on a path to college and career success.
To address this need, AVID has developed the AIVD Elective course. For one period a day, students receive the additional academic, social, and emotional support that will help them succeed in their school's most rigorous courses. Districts have the flexibility to decide how many AVID elective classes to start and which grade levels will implement AIVD first.
The power of AVID Secondary can have an effect on the entire school by providing classroom activities, teaching practices, and academic behaviors that can be incorporated into any classroom to improve engagement and success for all students. Teachers can take what they've learned at AVID training back to any classroom to help students, not just those in AVID, to become more college and career ready.
Carmenita, Fedde, Haskell, Ross, and Tetzlaff Middle Schools
Artesia, Cerritos, and Gahr High Schools
For more information please contact Special Programs at 562-926-5566 ext 21136